Contaminated water leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power station is the most serious incident to plague the crippled plant since its meltdown in March 2011 and may derail Japan's bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) Firefighters report progress battling a huge blaze on the edge of Yosemite National Park, but warn it remains an "extreme" threat as it nears the top US tourist destination and San Francisco's water ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 9, 2014) Traces of radioactive isotopes are found in water following a leak at the Duke Energy nuclear power plant in Oconee County, South Carolina. Gavino Garay reports.
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Reuters - News Video Online (Sep. 17, 2016) Some residents outside Tampa, Florida are worried about a giant sinkhole at a phosphate fertilizer facility that leaked over 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive waste water. Roselle Chen ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 10, 2015) As the COP21 climate change conference nears its end an installation at Le Bourget by NGO Avaaz, aimed at illustrating the three million six hundred thousand signatures they claim to have gathered ... watch video
Sep. 26, 2016 Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion conservationists think trophy ... read more
Mar. 10, 2016 Scientists investigated the levels of radioactive strontium and cesium in the coast off Japan in September 2013. Radioactive levels in seawater were 10 to 100 times higher than before the nuclear ... read more
Aug. 18, 2015 An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The research aids in understanding what ... read more
Feb. 14, 2012 Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which uses data from over 6,000 earthquakes, shows ... read more